BAD TO THE BONE – How Lifting Weights Scares Away Osteoporosis

Posted: November 4, 2015 in Uncategorized
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10924780_931504983540173_8447889183511238457_n FEAR. Fear of getting older. Of being hunched over. Of falling and not being able to get up. Of breaking a bone that never heals.
And because you’re getting older, you think that avoiding “dangerous activity” like lifting weights is the answer. Just stay away from anything that causes micro trauma to your bones, and you’ll be safe from harm. Just stay away from those meatheads in the gym. Don’t do anything strenuous. Preserve thyself.
Right? WRONG-O.
Enter the big bad wolf … Wolff’s Law, that is. He’s gonna huff and puff and blow your cowardly bones into dust.
Wolff’s Law (actually pronounced vulf) states that, “The principle that every change in the form and the function of a bone or in the function of the bone alone, leads to changes in its internal architecture and in its external form”.
German anatomist / surgeon Julius Wolff stated and proved that healthy bone conforms or adapts to loads under which it is placed. If the weight increases, the bone becomes stronger over time to meet the challenges it’s been faced with. Those changes occur both internally and externally. Conversely, if you lighten your loads, the bone becomes weaker and less dense over time.
Our bones are constantly changing. And believe it or not, YOU are the boss. YOU show them how to grow. How dense to be. How to handle loads. YOU train your muscles to be able to pick you up off the floor. YOU decide what you’re going to weigh, and YOU take control.
It’s NOT too late. It’s never too late. Numerous studies were done on people in their 80’s and 90’s. As soon as they started strength training, their strength increased threefold in just one month.
So if I were you, I’d start building a house of brick. A Brick House. Mighty, mighty. Just start laying down the layers and let the big bad Wolff in.
Vicki Morgan

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